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What to Do in Dublin in February (2020)

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This post contains our top 10 list of fun things to do this February in Dublin, updated for 2020.

It includes free entertainment, after-dark activities, family-friendly things to do, concerts, festivals, and tours.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN IN FEBRUARY

Below are our favorite 10 events and activities to do this February in Dublin. For more ideas, take a look at our post about things to do in Dublin at any time of year!

For more tips and things to do in Dublin, take a look at our other popular posts: 


(1) See a Concert

Dublin is a city that loves music. Great artists and bands are playing year-round, and February is no exception. Find all the February concerts in the city here.

 

 

Find more concerts in Dublin here.

If you're looking for more fun ways to spend an evening, check out our post on things to do at night.


(2) Sporting Matches

Sporting events slow down a bit during the winter, but there is still a Six Nations rugby match. Don’t miss out on any sporting events - find them here.

 

 

Rugby

Premier League Darts

Croke Park

The Croke Park is one of the biggest stadiums in the city, and a tour is included with the Dublin Pass.

Find games in Dublin here. You can find more family-friendly activities in our full post.


(3) Vegan Foodie Festival

Vegans, vegetarians, and all foodies can enjoy the second-annual Vegan Foodie Festival.

 

 

The festival runs from January 30 - February 2, 2020, and is one of several vegetarian-themed food events throughout the year. Dublin restaurants and businesses are continually providing more vegan options, and this festival helps promote those options.

Popular city staples, as well as new establishments, will be participating.

Tickets are just €2.50 for general admission!

For more cheap and free things to do in Dublin, read our full post. 


(4) See Riverdance Live

Riverdance might be one of the most well-known art forms that Ireland has exported. If you're interested in an evening of entertainment from some of the world's most famous dancers, why not get a ticket to Riverdance?

 

 

Looking for more theatre? Find all February performances here


(5) Save Money With an Attraction Discount Pass

If you’re planning on visiting a lot of popular attractions while you’re in Dublin, you could save some money with a Dublin city pass.

The biggest pass offered in this city is an all-inclusive pass which includes entry to the most popular attractions in Dublin.

 

 

There is also a travel pass which makes utilizing public transportation easy and includes some other perks.

Here are some of the best locations and tours included with a Dublin tourist pass:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Distillery Tours
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Croke Park Tour
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo

To see how much money a pass could save you, please read our post covering Dublin tourist passes.


(6) Dublin Racing Festival

Whether you're already a fan of horse racing or want to learn more about the sport, you should check out the Dublin Racing Festival from February 1 - 2, 2020.

 

 

The festival includes races with the biggest names for both horses and jockeys, of course. Before and after the races, there will also be plenty of food vendors to explore and live music to enjoy.

The festival is held at the Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin.


(7) Take a Sightseeing Tour

February is still deep in the chilly and slow season for Dublin tourism, which means it's the perfect time to take some of the more popular 

You can take advantage of hop-on-hop-off bus tours to take you directly to the popular spots, with commentary as you go.

If you have the whole family with you, this is also a great time of year to get a bit spooky with the Ghostbus tour.

 

 

If you want to get out on a nice day, you can find plenty of pay-what-you-like walking tours running every day in February. Or keep to your own schedule with a self-guided tour that can be completed at any time of day. 

These tours are all great for kids, as well! If you're looking for more family-friendly fun, check out our full post.


(8) See Some Live Stand Up with Jason Byrne

If you’re looking for a good laugh, there is a touring comedians performing stand up this month

 

 

Jason Byrne is an Irish comedian who has been traveling the world with his stand up set for years. He talks about his upbringing and different cultural observations on his travels.

Find all comedy in Dublin here.


(9) Take the Storehouse and Distillery Tours

You can keep warm this February by hitting Dublin's distilleries and the well-known Guinness Storehouse for tours and tastings.

If you’re a fan of Ireland’s most famous beer, take a self-guided tour to learn how the drink is made in their storehouse!

 

Whiskey enthusiasts can tour the popular Jameson Distillery and the newest-in-town Teeling Distillery.

You'll learn how to bottle whiskey from the cask and get a comparative tasting, as well as learn about traditional Dublin methods for distilling. 


(10) Grease Film Showing with a Live Orchestra

If you're a fan of the movie Grease, then you would enjoy the screening of Grease with a live orchestra playing the score live. The film and orchestra are going on a tour of the UK and Ireland this year, with a stop in Dublin in February.

 

 

This means all your favorite songs will sound larger than life with the full orchestra right in the room with you!

You can find more fun film showings and events at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

 


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
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